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Re: post operative psa rising

Same problem here. The Prostascint scan showed nothing but a trans-rectal MRI found half of the prostate remained. You can read my story at:

Ask for an MRI to rule out a surgical mistake.

Paul A. RI, USA

Re: post operative psa rising

ds - same here. Unlike Paul A I haven't posted my story but I have referred to it many times on the Forum. My PSA was the same after the op as it was before, but after 6 months it started to go down.

I had an MRI (one of the sequential, more sophisticated ones, I think they are) and it showed that after my robotic surgery I still had about 6 gms of prostate just behind the bladder neck. At last test the PSA had declined to 0.42. Now I'm doing watchful waiting.

But your PSA is rising. I think you should have a second opinion on your rrp pathology and then have the best type of scan available to see if, like Paul A and me, you have any prostate left. If you do have any then you might want to biopsy that bit. If there is none then see a second opinion uro and an oncologist.

Ted from England